The Woman Fencer

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While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone - by tradition and by choice - fencing has involved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, and yet, there has never been a volume specifically addressing the issue of women as fencing entities.

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Nick Evangelista is a fencing master with over thirty years experience. His specialty is the classical French school of fencing. Besides this present volume, he has written four other fencing-related books: The Encyclopedia of the Sword (Greenwood Press, 1995), The Art and Science of Fencing (Masters Press, 1996), Fighting with Sticks (Loompanics Unlimited, 1998), and The Inner Game of Fencing (Contemporary Books, 2000). He is also the editor-in-chief of Fencers Quarterly Magazine, and the fencing editor for Encyclopedia Britannica.The former assistant of fencing master Ralph Faulkner, he now teaches fencing in Peace Valley, Missouri, West Plains, Missouri, St. Louis Missouri, and Springfield, Missouri.

Anita Evangelista has been fencing on and off for almost twenty-eight years (she likes epee much more than foil). Outside fencing, Anita is Registered Nurse (RN, BSN), an EMT, a hypnotist, and college student on her way towards a Masters Degree in Psychology. She is the very capable managing editor of Fencers Quarterly Magazine. Anita is also a photographer and artist. She has been Nick Evangelista's companion/wife for twenty-seven years, and has two children (both now adults), one of whom fences.

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Fencing, in general for men and more particularly for women, is not a subject that one finds books about in many libraries. Happily, this book by the Evangelistas, each of whom has nearly three decades of fencing experience, goes a long way toward changing that. Their book addresses the subject from A to Z, considering such things as the history of women in fencing, women's health issues in this sport, and a section of biographies of notable female fencers. Of particular note are the chapters dealing with how to begin in this sport and a section on fencing not only for girls but for the mature woman. Section 4 deals with the basic concepts of fencing and the three basic weapons the foil, the ep e, and the sabre; a thorough glossary of fencing terms is also included. This reviewer knew little about the sport before reading this book but has gained a basic understanding of fencing and how it has become a viable sport for women. Recommended for public and school libraries where there is a demand. William Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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